Horses racing

Potomac Hunt Races

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Activites start at 12:00 p.m.

Race course closes at 7:00 p.m.

Buy Parking Passes

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PARKING THIS YEAR

Racegoers can now purchase Premium Unreserved Parking Passes at The Surrey for $100 (cash or check) Fri. May 17 and Sat. May 18.

SPACES ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE SOLD UNTIL WE RUN OUT, SO DON'T PROCRASTINATE!

You CAN purchase Premium Unreserved Parking Passes on race day (credit card only) at either Poolesville High School or Quince Orchard High School and then drive to the course.

Offsite shuttle service is available for $10 cash per person over five. Five and under are free. Shuttle Transfer Passes can be purchased in advance or on race day at each parking lot. Shuttles run 9:45 AM – 6 PM, every 15 minutes.

See the passes page for more details.


Held in the heart of Montgomery County's horse country, the Potomac Hunt Races is an annual tradition, celebrating the sport of steeplechase racing. Amidst the thrill of thundering hooves and soaring horses, race day festivities include a car display, mounted police demonstrations, The RBC Kid Zone, and Vendor Village. Enjoy the camaraderie of friends and colleagues, the beauty of nature, and the majesty of the equine athletes — all within the pristine rolling fields of the Kiplinger estate in Poolesville, Maryland.

For optimum tailgating, railside parking passes must be purchased in advance. The Potomac Hunt also offers sponsorship tents for companies wishing to entertain clients and/or employees.

Once you're here, sit back, relax, and enjoy the adrenalin rush of the racing horses!

Top photo: Larry Schaudies